AUSTIN – Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Tyler) and Representative Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) announced that they have reached an agreement on SB 7, The Texas Election Integrity Bill. The bill protects the Texas ballot box by making it easy to vote and hard to cheat. Senator Hughes and Representative Cain issued the following joint statement regarding this significant agreement:
“SB 7 is one of the most comprehensive and sensible election reform bills in Texas history. There is nothing more foundational to this democracy and our state than the integrity of our elections.
This bill is the product of years of hard work and deliberation by past and current legislators. We are honored to see these efforts result in a bill that provides security and accessibility.
We thank Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, and Speaker Phelan for their unrelenting commitment to this legislative priority.
Even as the national media minimizes the importance of election integrity, the Texas Legislature has not bent to headlines or corporate virtue signaling. We look forward to final approval from both chambers and sending this bill to Governor Abbott’s desk.”
SB 7 will now return to both chambers for a simple majority vote and, if approved, to the desk of Governor Greg Abbott.